Blackburn Men’s Fastball League in Ottawa, Canada

From Tyler Cox’s blog:

Blackburn Men’s Fastball League (BMFL) in the News (Yet Again)

A big ‘thank you’ to the Orleans Star/Weekly Journal for another great article about the BMFL.

Blackburn Fastball League looks to expand
Source: Orleans Star/Weekly Journal
February 24th 2008, 14:14

The Blackburn Men’s Fastball League (BMFL) is preparing for its 27th season, one which could see its first expansion in several years.

“Our registration will begin in early March,” said BMFL President Wayne Hunter. “After our exciting playoffs in 2007, we can’t wait for the snow to melt to get back on the ball diamond.”

For the first time in more than a decade, the league is looking to expand, said Hunter. Currently sitting at eight teams – each with colourful names like the Ball Bangers, Guzzlers, Stan’s Diner Draughts and Good ol’ Boys – Hunter says the league is looking to add one more to the mix, possibly as early as this season.

Many young players who have graduated from Orléans’ minor fastball program are expected to join the men’s league, said BMFL board member Tyler Cox.

“We are making a concerted effort to recruit new members,” said Cox. “We welcome everyone, including first-time fastball players.”

The BMFL will hold two formal registration sessions. The first is on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the Blackburn Arms Pub on Innes Road in Blackburn Hamlet. The second is on Wednesday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Wally’s Bistro and Bar on Innes Road, in Blackburn Hamlet.

Founded in 1982, the Blackburn Men’s Fastball League is a recreational fast-pitch softball league based in Ottawa’s Blackburn Hamlet. Its membership spans the region and includes players from 18-years-old through 50 and over. It is completely volunteer-run.

For more information about the BMFL’s registration, please contact BMFL Executive Vice-President Steve Bovey at 613-824-1435 or

(Orleans Star/Weekly Journal)

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